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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon bigger, better in 2017?    Sat May 27, 06:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon trained with former teammate Adrian Peterson in Houston during the offseason and weighs 211 pounds, up from 200 a season ago. McKinnon is reportedly not only stronger, but faster as well.

Footballguys view: McKinnon is kind of the forgotten man in the Vikings backfield. With the addition of free agent Latavius Murray and rookie Dalvin Cook, McKinnon will have more competition for touches. We'll see how this RBBC shakes out in training camp, but most expect Cook to emerge as the leader at some time this season.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson remains confident    Tue May 2, 02:41 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson (knee) believes he has 'a lot of years left' in the NFL. Peterson is 32 years old and is entering his 11th season.

Footballguys view: We don't doubt Peterson's confidence, but at some point even he will begin showing more and more signs of wear. The Saints should be using a three-headed RBBC this year with Mark Ingram as the lead back, Peterson as the battering ram and rookie Alvin Kamara as the receiving back. That split could help keep Peterson fresh, but we're not so sure about the 'a lot of years left' thing.

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  Saints | Saints using 'three-headed monster' at RB?    Mon May 1, 10:30 PM

The New Orleans Saints' plan for the upcoming season is 'likely to recreate their 2009 and 2011 potent backfield attack' when they implemented a 'three-headed monster' at running back. This came to fruition when they drafted RB Alvin Kamara, who is a 'prototypical third-down back' to complement RBs Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson. Kamara could be in line to play a 'Reggie Bush/Darren Sproles-type role.'

Footballguys view: The Saints have so much talent at the running back position, it's falling out of Sean Payton's pockets. Ingram should be the lead back with Peterson playing a battering ram role. Kamara could easily be a full-time starter in the NFL, but he's such a great receiver (especially compared to the other two) the Saints should get him on the field in that way as much as possible. It's good news for the Saints, but a three-headed RBBC is difficult to navigate for fantasy owners.

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  Saints | Travaris Cadet to see reduced role?    Sun Apr 30, 10:27 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Travaris Cadet will compete with RB Alvin Kamara for the third-down back role while RB Adrian Peterson and RB Mark Ingram serve as the traditional backs, according to beat writer Nick Underhill.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson will have clear role    Tue Apr 25, 06:36 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson will blend well with fellow RB Mark Ingram and will have a clear role in the Saints' offense, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Footballguys view: Tim Hightower got almost as many touches as Ingram from Week 8 on last year, and Peterson's pay is similar to Ingram, so it's not a stretch to see a close to 50/50 committee with a receiving back like Travaris Cadet taking some touches. There won't be an RB1 in this backfield without injury, but Ingram was efficient enough in the second half of the season be an RB2 in close to a 50/50 committee last year. His ADP will be falling either way.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson terms    Tue Apr 25, 08:41 AM

Updating an earlier report, New Orleans Saints RB Adrian Peterson landed a two-year, $7 million deal. He's guaranteed $3.5 million in 2017, which includes a $1 million salary and a $2.5 million signing bonus. The 2018 compensation is $3.5 million, and none of which is guaranteed. It includes $2.4 million in total roster bonuses (which includes a $750,000 roster bonus earned on third day of free agency plus $1.65 million in per-game roster bonuses), a $1.05 million salary and a $50,000 workout bonus.

Footballguys view: The Saints will use Peterson and Mark Ingram in a RBBC. Ingram should be the lead back, and he'll also be the receiving back as Peterson isn't much of an option on passing downs. We could see Peterson getting 200 or so touches this year as part of this committee. Last year it was Tim Hightower behind Ingram, and he ended up touching the ball 155 times.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson joining Saints    Tue Apr 25, 08:12 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has agreed to an undisclosed deal with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 25.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram will be the starter     Mon Apr 24, 04:56 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram would still be the lead running back even if free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) signed with the Saints, according to The New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill.

Footballguys view: That makes sense, but if Peterson is added he's going to have a large role as well. The Saints rushed the ball over 400 times last year, and they could easily split those carries between Ingram and Peterson. Ingram would continue as a pass catching back as Peterson doesn't excel in that area.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson nearing deal with Saints    Mon Apr 24, 03:41 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is coming close to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that would pay him $3 million this year, according to sources. The deal is not done, but it is looking optimistic.

Footballguys view: Peterson will split time with Mark Ingram if/when added. He's not a receiving back, so Ingram should have more value in PPR leagues.

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  Giants | NYG still interested in veteran running backs    Sun Apr 23, 09:49 AM

The New York Giants are one of several teams continuing to keep close tabs on free-agent RBs LeGarrette Blount (Patriots) and Adrian Peterson (Vikings), in the hopes that their salary demands will go down prior to the draft.

Footballguys view: We like the upside of second-year pro Paul Perkins, but the team could see him as more of a speedy change-of-pace back only. The interest in a two-down banger like Blount of Peterson shows they will likely be using a RBBC in 2017. Stay tuned here. With the 2017 NFL draft coming up this week, we could see the Giants add a big back to the mix.

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  Saints | 'Door open' for Adrian Peterson in Big Easy    Fri Apr 14, 01:59 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly had a good visit with the New Orleans Saints earlier this week. Although he left without a deal, the door isn't closed on something happening down the line, according to the New Orleans Advocate's Nick Underhill.

Footballguys view: There's no movement on Peterson at this moment, but that could change with the draft right around the corner. Peterson is a two-down banger and would be incredibly dangerous on an offense like the Saints.

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  NFL | No Adrian Peterson deal before draft    Thu Apr 13, 01:25 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is not expected to sign with anyone before the NFL draft. Prospective teams will continue to monitor his status, however.

Footballguys view: Peterson will end up as a backup plan for someone. His asking price is too high for his age and likely role on any team. He's a part timer with upside, albiet very little.

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  NFL | Adrian Peterson looks explosive    Thu Apr 13, 10:39 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) impressed the New England Patriots, appearing fast and explosive in a recent workout. The New Orleans Saints could seek to sign him before the NFL draft if the financials can be worked out.

Footballguys view: There are two big questions here. First, will he play as explosive as he appears (assuming this isn't just his agent blowing smoke)? Second, is his price reasonable. Peterson sees himself as a top running back even at his age. He has wanted money commensurate with that. We aren't sold on him enough to write off on that, but it isn't our money. We'll see how this shakes out shortly.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson meets with NO    Wed Apr 12, 02:01 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) met with the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, April 11. Although he did not sign a deal the visit went well, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, and the two sides will keep in touch.

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  Patriots | Adrian Peterson worked out for NE    Sun Apr 9, 07:02 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) participated in a workout during his visit with the New England Patriots Monday, April 3.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are taking their time with Peterson and with LeGarrette Blount. They've offered a team-friendly deal to Blount as the open market did not materialize the way he wanted after scoring a career high 18 touchdowns in 2016.

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  Saints | Adrian Peterson will visit Saints    Thu Apr 6, 03:19 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will meet with the New Orleans Saints next week.

Footballguys view: As we have said all along, Peterson looked really old prior to his injury last season and if he's really asking for starting running back dollars, he's nuts. Someone is likely willing to give him a reasonable one-year contract but he is not the back he was, and is likely going to be a backup or part time guy.

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  Patriots | Adrian Peterson leaves without deal    Mon Apr 3, 04:12 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the New England Patriots without a deal Monday, April 3, according to sources. He could revisit at a later time, however.

Footballguys view: Peterson can always go back to the Patriots after he hears other offers. Reports indicate that Peterson has four or five teams interested in his services.

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  NFL | Multiple teams eyeing Adrian Peterson    Mon Apr 3, 02:13 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has drawn interest from three to five teams, according to a source. Peterson does not have a set number for a possible contract and he has not turned down any offers.

Footballguys view: Peterson may not be the same player he used to be, but he can still be a two-down banger and starter for most any team out there. We could see a team like the Patriots have the most interest in adding the veteran back.

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  Patriots | Adrian Peterson to meet with Patriots    Sun Apr 2, 05:58 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to meet with the New England Patriots Monday, April 3, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Patriots are likely kicking the tires on the veteran running back. They have not re-signed free agent LeGarrette Blount and could see Peterson as a replacement. After a career high 1,161 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns, Blount likely wants top dollar...a mark the Patriots are unlikely to pay. Peterson may have wanted top dollar too earlier this offseason, but his cool market could be changing his asking price.

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  Buccaneers | Adrian Peterson not in Tampa Bay's plans    Sat Apr 1, 11:38 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is almost certain not to end up signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud.

Footballguys view: The buzz is the Bucs are going to wait to see what shakes out in this deep RB class before deciding the fate of Doug Martin. It looks like Peterson is going to have to keep waiting.

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  Buccaneers | Adrian Peterson not in Tampa's plans    Sat Apr 1, 12:16 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he is interested to hear how QB Jameis Winston's workouts with free-agent RB Adrian Peterson went, but Peterson isn't currently in Tampa Bay's plans.

Footballguys view: The plans could change, but for now Peterson has to wait. His price tag may be too high for teams to consider, and there is some buzz that teams believe Peterson's lost a step. He'll play in 2017, but where is a mystery at this moment.

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  Buccaneers | Adrian Peterson working out with Bucs QB    Thu Mar 30, 10:24 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was pictured working out with Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston Tuesday, March 28.

Footballguys view: If the rumors of what Peterson wants to get paid are true, he can workout with whoever he wants and it won't matter. Peterson has a little gas left in the tank, but it's not enough to warrant getting starter money. If he goes to the Bucs, he'd start while Doug Martin is suspended the first three games of the season. After that, the Bucs would use some form of RBBC.

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  Lions | Detroit GM quiet about Adrian Peterson    Mon Mar 27, 08:40 PM

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn would not say if the team is pursuing free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) but does believe Peterson can still play.

Footballguys view: Peterson isn't going to get the $8 million price tag he reportedly wanted earlier in free agency. The market is cool for his services, but a lower expected price tag could heat things up. The Lions have change-of-pace backs in Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah, and they could use a between-the-tackles banger like Peterson.

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  NFL | Adrian Peterson willing to wait    Sat Mar 25, 09:04 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he is willing to wait to sign with a team because he is looking for the best fit for him and a chance to win the Super Bowl.

Footballguys view: He's willing to wait, but is he willing to take a lot less money? Reports indicate Peterson was asking for $8 million annually at the start of free agency. He's gotten very little interest on the open market and will have to drop that price tag if he wants to find a new home.

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  NFL | Adrian Peterson asked for $8 million?    Fri Mar 24, 02:42 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) reportedly wanted more than $8 million in the first year of any contract he signed during the initial wave of free agency.

Footballguys view: That's crazy talk. Peterson was once the best RB in the game, but he's not the same player and he's not going to get that type of price tag.

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  Packers | GB passing on Adrian Peterson?    Fri Mar 24, 12:34 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) was reportedly close to making a visit with the Green Bay Packers before they decided his initial asking price was too high, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Footballguys view: The Packers need a lead running back, and Peterson would certainly give them that. If the price is too high, then perhaps the price comes down as Peterson is running out of options.

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  Packers | Adrian Peterson may visit Green Bay?    Wed Mar 22, 10:22 PM

The Green Bay Packers have 'some' interest in a visit with free-agent WR Adrian Peterson (Vikings), but it is believed that might not happen until after the team can take stock of its roster following the draft, according to ESPN's Ben Goessling.

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  Raiders | Oakland WR recruiting Adrian Peterson    Sat Mar 18, 10:26 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to 'join the dark side.'

Footballguys view: Peterson is an option for the Raiders, but it depends on whether or not Marshawn Lynch comes out of retirement.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't return to Vikes    Thu Mar 16, 05:18 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) will not be re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

Footballguys view: Once Latavius Murray showed up, this was expected. How much does Peterson have left in the tank? And how much is he asking for? We would go with 'not much' and 'too much,' respectively.

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  Seahawks | Adrian Peterson leaves Seattle without deal    Tue Mar 14, 12:41 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Seattle Seahawks without signing a contract Monday, March 13. The sense here is that the Seahawks are in the 'information-gathering process,' as they plan to host fellow free-agent RBs Latavius Murray (Raiders) and Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) this week as well.

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  Seahawks | Adrian Peterson visiting Seattle    Sun Mar 12, 12:13 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: Peterson is still waiting to find a new home, and the Seahawks would be a nice landing spot for the veteran. He could be their two-down thumper while C.J. Prosise could continue to work as a change-of-pace back. The longer Peterson sits on the open market, the better it could be for fantasy owners. Peterson could be more motivated by the length of time he's been sitting on the open market.

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  Seahawks | Seattle waiting on Adrian Peterson?    Wed Mar 8, 01:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson would like to play for the Seattle Seahawks, per Peterson's father.

Footballguys view: Sources familiar with situation say Seattle doesn't have immediate interest in signing Peterson, but waiting to see how the market plays out could lead to the Seahawks revisiting the situation.

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  Patriots | Nothing brewing in NE with Adrian Peterson    Tue Mar 7, 02:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson has nothing brewing with the New England Patriots for now.

Footballguys view: Peterson may take a discounted price to play for the Patriots. The team may lose LeGarrette Blount in free agency, so they'd be looking for a two-down banger like Peterson.

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  Patriots | Adrian Peterson giving discount to NE?    Mon Mar 6, 09:49 PM

Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) said he would 'consider' taking a team-friendly contract with the New England Patriots, according to a 'source close to Peterson.'

Footballguys view: The Patriots are poised to make another run at the Super Bowl, so it makes sense that Peterson would take a discount. If they lose LeGarrette Blount in free agency, then Peterson would be able to take his spot as the lead ball-carrier for the best team in the AFC.

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  NFL | Adrian Peterson finding cool FA market    Sun Mar 5, 12:42 PM

Impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is reportedly talking with other teams but not drumming up much interest among league executives at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as the NFL heads toward the start of its new league year Thursday, March 9.

Footballguys view: Peterson will have a few suitors, but the market may not be as hot as he expected. This RB class is deep and talented, and there are some options in free agency for RB-needy teams.

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  Raiders | Adrian Peterson on Raiders' radar    Fri Mar 3, 11:28 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has interest in the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are moving on from Latavius Murray, and adding Peterson would make sense. They already have DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard to be change-of-pace backs. The Raiders have a good offensive line, and they could blast open holes for Peterson on first and second downs. A high-powered Raiders offense would be even better with Peterson toting the rock.

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  Giants | New York won't pursue Adrian Peterson    Thu Mar 2, 12:36 PM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) is not expected to be of interest to the New York Giants, according to a source.

Footballguys view: He shouldn't be and it's crazy to think he might have been considering the Giants offensive line isn't too much better than what the Vikings had. Peterson is likely to want significant money as well, and that would be a bad decision on the part of the Giants if they handed it to him.

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  Giants | NYG will look at Adrian Peterson    Wed Mar 1, 03:06 PM

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team will look at free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) when they evaluate available players. 'We'll go take a look at him, we'll evaluate him, we'll get a grade on anyone who's available and we'll make those decisions in terms of what's best for the Giants moving forward,' McAdoo said.

Footballguys view: The Giants have a need at running back, and Peterson could make the ground game better. It wouldn't be good news for Paul Perkins as he'd serve as the backup to Peterson. Reports indicate that Peterson would like to go to a contender, and the Giants should be in the playoff picture in 2017.

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  Buccaneers | Adrian Peterson not priority for TB    Wed Mar 1, 02:07 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not expected to aggressively pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) at this time, according to sources.

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  Vikings | MIN noncommittal about Adrian Peterson    Wed Mar 1, 01:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal about the possibility of the Vikings re-signing RB Adrian Peterson this offseason. Spielman said he is open to Peterson returning to the Vikings but is not sure what will happen during free agency.

Footballguys view: The Vikings could get Peterson back at a discount, but it seems like he's moving on. In fact, the Vikings may themselves move on by adding a guy like Latavius Murray in free agency.

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  Cowboys | DAL not pursuing Adrian Peterson after all    Tue Feb 28, 10:35 PM

Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys will not be pursuing Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next week, according to a team source, because they are 'not a fit' for Peterson with RB Ezekiel Elliott on the roster.

Footballguys view: Now this report makes sense. When initially buzz had the Cowboys in the market for Peterson it seemed outlandish.

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  Cowboys | Adrian Peterson on Dallas' radar    Tue Feb 28, 01:28 PM

Dallas Cowboys general manager/owner Jerry Jones will pursue free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) if he still available by the March 9 start of free agency.

Footballguys view: Peterson would work in tandem with Ezekiel Elliott. He's looking to go to a contender, and the Cowboys certainly fit that bill. At the end of the day, we don't think Peterson winds up in Dallas.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's option declined    Tue Feb 28, 12:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not have his 2017 option exercised, the team announced Tuesday, Feb. 28, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent March 9.

Footballguys view: Peterson could come back to the Vikings, but it would be for a much better price tag. They were never going to pick up his $18 million option and now he gets to test the open market.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson confused by doubters    Sat Feb 25, 12:07 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he perplexed by those who question whether or not he can bounce back in 2017.

Footballguys view: Peterson has the ultimate confidence in his ability, so it's no shock that he would be surprised by those who doubt him. We've learned to never doubt Peterson as he's come back from injuries/setbacks before. However, Father Time never loses and age could be finally catching up with the veteran running back.

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  Vikings | No talks between Vikings, Adrian Peterson    Fri Feb 24, 05:10 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he has not talked with RB Adrian Peterson at this point but will not make a decision on Peterson's contract until he talks with him and his agent. Spielman said the team will make a decision before the start of free agency.

Footballguys view: They're not going to bring him back with a price tag of $18 million in 2017. If he agrees to a massively restructured deal then perhaps Peterson will still be with the Vikings next season. Let's just say we're not counting on it.

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  Vikings | Minnesota undecided on Adrian Peterson    Thu Feb 23, 03:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's future with the Vikings is still in limbo. General manager Rick Spielman said Minnesota hasn't yet made a decision on their running back, but it's unlikely that Peterson remains a Viking if he's not willing to take a big pay cut. He is due $18 million next season.

Footballguys view: We just don't expect Peterson back with the Vikings. The money is too much, and the team could move on with Jerrick McKinnon as their lead back.

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  Vikings | Pat Shurmur focused on running game    Mon Feb 20, 05:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings RBs Adrian Peterson and/or Jerick McKinnon could see increased usage in 2017 with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Shurmur wants to improve the offense as a whole, but he said the key and focal point of the offense will be to do a better job in the running game.

Footballguys view: The team needs to open things up more for the passing game. Sam Bradford proved he can be incredibly accurate on short passes, but the team needs a vertical element to challenge defenses. That vertical passing game can be set up by a strong rushing attack. We don't think Peterson returns in 2017, so McKinnon may get a huge bump in fantasy potential. Stay tuned.

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  Giants | NYG hasn't shown interest in Adrian Peterson    Sun Feb 19, 10:20 AM

The New York Giants have not expressed interest in acquiring Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, even though the 32-year-old veteran has hinted that he wouldn't mind playing for the team if he doesn't return to the Vikings.

Footballguys view: Peterson took to Twitter to comment on the moves the Giants were making this offseason. He's likely done in Minnesota, and it will be interesting to see where he lands. Peterson can still carry a full workload as a runner, but he might have to settle for working in some form of RBBC wherever he lands.

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  Giants | Adrian Peterson keeping tabs on NYG    Thu Feb 16, 09:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tweeted Wednesday, Feb. 15, that the New York Giants have been 'making some interesting moves' this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Giants would be insane to bring him on, though they are one of the teams Peterson wants to play for if cut loose by the Vikings. Given how bad he looked behind one poor offensive line in Minnesota, we're not excited to see him behind another one in New York. They seem set on Paul Perkins as well, so unless Peterson wants to be the second back, he wouldn't have much work at Metlife Stadium anyway.

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  Cowboys | Dallas an option for Adrian Peterson?    Sun Feb 5, 03:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be in play with the Dallas Cowboys as a potential free agent, according to league sources.

Footballguys view: This makes very little sense unless the Cowboys know something we don't about the direction and possible punishment in the league investigation of Ezekiel Elliott. The team only needs a backup and can probably retain Darren McFadden for a fraction of what Peterson would demand on the open market. Maybe Jerry Jones has a long-time hankering to see Peterson play in his home state and would go with a one-two punch, but it would be expensive.

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